Project Management Knowledge

Quality Requirement

Quality requirement is a common term in project management. It is defined as the condition used to assess the conformance of the project by validating the acceptability of an attribute or characteristic for the quality of a particular result.

In a nutshell, the quality requirement defines the expectations of the customer for quality, the internal processes as well as the attributes of products that indicate whether the quality factors are satisfied or not.

The quality requirements in project management are defined in terms of the quality criteria, quality factors, and quality metrics. The quality criteria document the internal process and attributes of the product that will be monitored all throughout the project life cycle. The quality factors document the perceived aspects of the user regarding the deliverables of the project to determine if the project satisfies the expectations from customers. Lastly, the quality metrics document the indicators used to measure the quality of the product.

The quality requirement is used by different project management processes particularly the Quality Management Plan to create the risk register, requirements documentation, and cost-benefit analysis.

This term is defined in the 5th edition of the PMBOK.

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